S is for…

S starts some more drums – side-drum and snare drum.  A steel band includes drums as well.

A spinet is a small harpsichord.  The keys on it have their colours reversed from a piano.  The sharps and flats are white and the naturals are black.

Soprano describes a fairly high pitch.  The highest singing voice is soprano.  Women singing in this range are described as sopranos, while boy sopranos may be called trebles, especially in church choirs.  A descant recorder is also known as a soprano recorder, but there is a smaller, higher one – the sopranino.  Its range is a fourth higher than the descant recorder and one octave higher than the treble recorder.  The most usual recorders have the lowest note as C or F.

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